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Is web development just copying and pasting?
Is web development just copying and pasting?

It seems it’s impossible to make a website these days without using some kind of package manager, whether its npm for your frontend dependencies or something like composer for your php dependencies. If you need to do something a bit tricky then, chances are, someone else had the same problem and created a package to solve that problem so you can just add it to your dependencies, install it and away you go. But does this mean web development is just copying and pasting other people’s work into your website?

Where is the best place to put your project documentation?
Where is the best place to put your project documentation?

Making a project, library or package sometimes seems like the hard part, but if you want someone else to use it you probably want to spend a decent amount of time on the documentation to help others get started using your package. People won’t know how to use a feature if you don’t even take the time to write about it as they won’t even know it is there.

Getting started with Bulma Clean Theme for Jekyll
Getting started with Bulma Clean Theme for Jekyll

I have made a theme for Jekyll which is based on the Bulma frontend framework. It might look familiar, because I am also using it for this site. If you like the look of this theme then I thought I would write a little blog post about how to use it for your own site and how you can use it with GitHub Pages.

Why use a static site generator
Why use a static site generator

There are many ways to make a website and many different CMS platforms you can use, such as WordPress and Joomla, as well as site builder tools that offer you drag and drop interfaces, but what about static site generators?

Why do I always use Laravel?
Why do I always use Laravel?

I often get asked why I use Laravel for a lot of projects. I get comments such as its too big for this project, its overkill, you can write something better yourself that’s simpler and easier to use.

Making multiple post types in Jekyll
Making multiple post types in Jekyll

Recently I decided to make a new section of my website for short stories. This presented my with a dilemma about how best to make multiple post types using Jekyll and GitHub Pages. I found a few different ways people have done it in the past, but I found Collections were the best way of doing it so I thought I would share how I did it.

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Customising Laravel Sail services using the Laravel Build server
Customising Laravel Sail services using the Laravel Build server

Laravel offers a quick and easy command to create a new Laravel project that uses Laravel Sail using the Laravel build server. But what if you want to customise what services are installed by default?

Getting started with React Hook Form
Getting started with React Hook Form

I normally develop forms in Laravel, using Livewire where possible. Laravel has some great form validation tools built in that I’m really used to working with and Livewire offers easy to use state management. For this project though, I had to build the form in a React project.

Using when with the Laravel Http Client
Using when with the Laravel Http Client

Here’s a little tip I discovered that I haven’t seen documented anywhere. You can use when() and unless() with the Laravel Http client.

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